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The best prices from Chicago to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines (DSM)

CHI - DSM
Price
$168 - $339
DSM
Temperature
33.8 - 86 °F
DSM
Rainfall
0.9 - 5.1 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$168

From Chicago to Des Moines

One-way from

$69

One-way flight from Chicago to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Des Moines?

Thursday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 94%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 25 days in advance to save up to 58% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 25 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to Des Moines 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $363, or $501 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Des Moines?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Chicago in April are about $308 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $199.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI - DSM)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Des Moines in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines in December, January 2021

The best prices found for CHI to DSM flights for December, January
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 12 Jan
$100pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Des Moines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Chicago found for this year
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$111pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Dec - 21 Dec
$120pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Des Moines direct flight deals
7 Jan - 9 Jan
$97pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 10 Jan
$117pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Dec - 21 Dec
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Chicago, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$109pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$111pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$143pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Des Moines
3:25 am - 4:53 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
8:24 am - 3:29 pm
Delta
1 Stop
7h 05m
ORD - DSM
Delta
$119
Delta
4:20 pm - 2:31 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
22h 11m
ORD - DSM
Frontier
$123
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Des Moines flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Des Moines

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Des Moines due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Des Moines for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Chicago to Des Moines. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $129.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 12 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Des Moines is less than $204.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Des Moines?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Des Moines on average per day?

Travelers can expect 1 flight from Chicago to Des Moines on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Des Moines?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 86 °F range in July. The weather in Des Moines is generally hotter than Chicago's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Linear Air Taxi fly from Chicago to Des Moines in about 1h 23m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 06m. The distance from Chicago to Des Moines is about 299 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines round-trip?

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Des Moines, with prices starting at $97. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Frontier and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $109 and $126, respectively. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Des Moines for 59% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Des Moines one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $46 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $49 and Delta from $53 one-way.

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Des Moines
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for December in Des Moines
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Des Moines
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$163 $251 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$168 $323 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$282 $441 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Des Moines

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 66% of CHI to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 33% of CHI to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to DSM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of CHI to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Des Moines
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
11 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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